Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: 601/7927/2 


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Who is it for?

To achieve this qualification you will be

  • currently employed by a school, local authority or willing to undertake a placement
  • supporting children’s learning and well-being

What topics does the qualification cover?

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults: developing knowledge and understanding which underpins effective communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults. Interacting, responding and communicating, confidentiality and sharing information.
  • Schools as organisations: developing knowledge and understanding of the structure of education, how schools are organised, school ethos, mission, aims and value, legislative and policy frameworks and the wider context in which schools operate.
  • Supporting learning activities: supporting learning activities in school including the planning, delivery, assessment and review cycle.
  • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour: promoting positive behaviour, managing inappropriate behaviour, dealing with challenging behaviour and contributing to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies.
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults: developing relationships. Interacting, responding and communicating, confidentiality and sharing information.
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people: demonstrating competence in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, the impact of prejudice and discrimination, supporting inclusion and inclusive practices.
  • Support assessment for learning: using assessment strategies to promote learning, supporting you to review your achievements and working with the teacher to review assessment for learning processes and outcomes.
  • Engage in personal development: reflecting on practice, evaluating own performance, agreeing to a personal development plan and using learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development.
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety: recognizing hazards and undertaking a risk assessment in relation to health, safety and security, an appropriate response to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness.
  • Child and young person development: how children and young people from birth to 19 years develop, including theoretical perspectives. Actions are taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on development.
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people: developing knowledge and understanding required for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. Working in partnership with other organisations. Legislation, guidelines and policies, emergency procedures, e-safety, responding to evidence or concerns relating to abuse, harm and bullying.

Programme structure

You will provide evidence of your work practice, including completing assignments, case studies, written accounts and providing work products. Evidence is uploaded to an e-portfolio which is available 24/7 on computers, tablets and mobile devices.

Each student is asked to complete a number of tasks based on their work in schools. These tasks will then build into a portfolio of evidence submitted at the end of the course. There are no formal examinations.


All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Observation of practice
  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Written assignments


Once enrolled, you will have *one year to complete this course, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. During this course, you will need to complete a recommended 100 placement hours. You will also receive 12 months of tutor support for the course so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.


You will study this course by remote online learning or you can attend online classroom-based classes, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials are available online. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!


At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a IAO Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning. This means that you will achieve a Level 3 Certificate qualification from Innovate Awarding.

To enrol on this course, please go to our pre-enrolment page and complete the form.  After a chat with one of our advisors, they will then send you out enrolments details.  Alternately if you are ready to start now.

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Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools



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